Ray Brescia Encourages Law Grads to Pursue Public Interest Work

Former Skadden Fellow Ray Brescia (’92) authored an article for The National Law Journal about law graduates’ promising prospects for doing public interest work despite arguments that earning a legal degree is no longer worth the investment (“Amid the Debate, J.D.’s True Value Gets Lost,” Aug. 5). “Thousands of lawyers across the United States are not in it for the money and never have been,” the article said, outlining a number of financial support options and work opportunities available to public interest–minded lawyers, such as post-graduate fellowships offered by the Skadden Foundation and Equal Justice Works. “Changing the world will not come easy for these aspiring lawyers; it never has. But that shouldn’t stop anyone from trying,” the article said. Ray is an associate professor of law at Albany Law School of Union University.